A dean of the Charter School in Pinellas County and his wife in Palm Harbor, Florida are accused of delivering drugs and alcohol to their underage babysitter dozens of times.
According to WFLA in Tampa, Florida charter school dean Adam Thayer and his wife Misty Mitchell-Thayer are accused of providing beer and marijuana to the underage teen babysitter, now 17, every time they went out.
The couple also encouraged the teen to get up high and drink at work, the Pinellas County sheriff’s office claimed.
“Get drunk! Give the f ** k out! … If you want to smoke, Adam has weeds there,” read an alleged text for the teenager.
The dean of a Pinellas County charter school and his wife provided the MPs with babysitting marijuana and alcoholic beverages more than 30 times over a two-year period, according to MPs.
The dean of Pinellas Charter School, a woman arrested for providing marijuana and alcohol to teen babysitters, MPs say
The Florida school dean and his wife are accused of giving the girl alcohol and drugs dozens of times over a period of two years.
Thayer and Mitchell-Thayer are also accused of giving drugs and alcohol for parties to the teenager and her friends at their home.
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The girl had been working as a babysitter for the seven-year-old twins of her parents since she was 15, the girl informed investigators.
“The teen informed detectives had been drinking alcohol every time she babysat for Thayer’s children (about 30-40 times) since she was 15,” writes CBS in Atlanta. The girl also allegedly told police that she often got so drunk that she could not have helped if there was an emergency with the children.
The teenage babysitter for the Thayers and consumed alcoholic beverages while the Thayers went to local bars and consumed alcoholic beverages themselves
“Get drunk! Pass the f – out!”: Text from parents to adolescent babysitting 7 year old twins
Florida school’s dean, Thayer, has been arrested and charged, while the underage babysitter has not been identified in public reports.
Mitchell-Thayer was arrested but will be formally charged at a later date, police said.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, the Thayers allowed the teenager to drink vodka, whiskey, and carbonated alcoholic beverages.
They even drank with her after returning from a night when they usually drank in a bar.
The Sheriff’s Office did not say how the allegations came to light or when the investigation began.
Pinellas Charter School dean, wife gave teen babysitters beer, marijuana, MPs say
Thayer reportedly worked as the dean of students at the Pinellas Academy of Mathematics and Science in Florida before he was arrested for child neglect related to the babysitting incident.
The school declined to comment on the charges when contacted by the Tampa Bay Times.
Mitchell-Thayer is also charged with child neglect, according to Patch.
Thayer put on bail shortly after his arrest last week and it wasn’t clear if the couple had lawyers available for comments.
On Thursday, detectives accused Adam Thayer of two cases of child neglect. Misty Mitchell-Thayer was arrested on Friday on the same charges.
Charter School Dean accused of giving babysitter drugs, alcohol